Nuggets and Aphorisms
Food for thought. These first appeared in Amit Varma's blog, India Uncut
Friday, March 31, 2006
On the inside, not the outside
Once upon a time, on a nudist beach, I saw a man sitting, naked, delightedly engrossed in an issue of Playboy.Amos Oz, in his excellent collection of essays, "The Story Begins: Essays on Literature".
Just like that man, on the inside, not on the outside, is where the good reader ought to be while reading.
Of course, there is a danger in being too much on the inside, and too little on the outside. I think it's one that most writers probably face. What are its consequences? Let's not go there. Get the Playboy.